In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, where companies come and go, reaching the 100-year milestone is a rare and remarkable achievement. Tridon, which now makes up one half of the Ideal Tridon you've come to trust today, proudly celebrates its 100-year anniversary. This is a testament to its enduring commitment to excellence and innovation.
Established in 1923 as The Hamilton Stamp and Clamping Company, Tridon embarked on its journey with a mission to provide unparalleled quality and customer satisfaction. Over the past century, it has not only stood strong amidst industry changes but has also become a symbol of trust and precision. Tridon is responsible for developing many world-first products, such as the first non-metallic wiper blade and the first electronic signal flasher.
Tridon's success story is intricately woven with its dedication to innovation. From its founding in 1923 by former CEO Don Green's grandfather to assuming the Tridon name in the 1960s, the company has consistently embraced advancements, setting industry standards for clamp manufacturing. Don Green was able to transform a small family business into an industrial powerhouse. The merger which formed Ideal Tridon in 1999 marked a pivotal moment, combining Tridon's expertise with Ideal's legacy, resulting in a powerhouse of innovation and engineering. Ideal Tridon's headquarters in Smyrna, TN - purchased and developed into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility by Don Green - has since earned certifications for IATF16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and Tennessee Green Star, among others.
As Ideal Tridon jointly celebrates over 200 years of clamping excellence, it's a chance not only to reflect on their past achievements but also to look ahead. With a focus on sustainable practices and environmental consciousness, both companies continue to lead by example, championing responsible manufacturing and forward-thinking product development.
The 100-year milestone pays homage to Ideal Tridon's unwavering dedication, values, and pioneering spirit. Here's to a century of groundbreaking contributions to the manufacturing realm and to a future filled with continued success, growth, and innovation.